At Heber Primary School, our intent is to give children a science curriculum which enables them to ask questions, explore and discover the world around them and give them a deeper understanding of the wider world in which we live.

Young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning; we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures this curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Through a hands-on, enquiry-based curriculum, children will become confident in raising questions. They will experience sharing, exploring and investigating ideas and will secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary.


Science at Heber reflects the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study.
We aim to enable children to:

• Ask and answer scientific questions
• Plan and carry out fair scientific investigations, using equipment including computers
• Know and understand the life processes of living things
• Know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces
• Know about materials and their properties
• Evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately.

Science is taught for a minimum of an hour a week. Extended writing opportunities may take place during English timetabled sessions.


To find out more about what is covered in each year group and where that fits in around the other curriculum subjects, take a look at the curriculum overview here.